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    Looking to be re-educated

    Hey what’s up guys, my names Joshua and I am new to the forum, not really new to forums in general but new to this one. I am in the market for a new hand gun for myself and my wife as well as a back up for both of us. You see I have been a gun enthusiast my whole life but five years ago I quit my job as a banker (actually I was a title officer) to become a Pastor and well I had to sell all my guns because of the pay cut. Well now I am at an established church making enough money(not a lot but enough) to start getting back into some of my hobbies. I have been out of the game long enough to do some research before purchasing. I already made my first purchase and that was to buy an AK-47 (I had 3 that I had to sell) and deck it out; that being done, its time to get a few hand guns. So here I am to learn and in January I will make a pistol purchase. I have narrowed it down to either a Beretta PX4 .40 or an FNP .40. My wife also likes those and we will more then likely get the same weapon to make spare parts and mags a little easier. Anyway glad to be apart of the community.

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    Joeshwa24: Sir, welcome back. Sir, the hobby hasn't changed much excepting the cost of ammo. Good makers of arms haven't fallen off the wagon; with one aggravating exception. Gun Locks. [put strong opinion here]
    Given you are re-starting your firearm hobby. Sir, give thought to these.

    Stoeger Cougar 8000 [info availability; Beretta built in Turkey]
    Glock
    Ruger SR9
    XD Springfield
    Sir; any of these will fill your start up with quality.
    In addition; 9mm are almost 1/2 the cost of the .40=less cost to shoot=quicker to re acclimate yourselves to shooting.
    If you can fit it in, get your Concealed Carry for you and the Miss'es
    Many good folks here with just as good thinking.
    good luck and follow up with your direction

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    Welcome from down in the swamp. Enjoy.

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    Greetings and welcome to the forum!
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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys, as far as getting a .40 instead of a 9mm; well my dad reloads and shoots .40 almost exclusively and lives less than a block away... sooooo ammo theft will be in my near future J/K my Pops is a generous guy and hooks me up with ammo....

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    Welcome from the mountian top in North Carolina.

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    Welcome aboard.

    I own the PX4 in 9mm and greatly enjoy the gun. It keeps suprising me with its accuracy. It is a nice looking gun, comfortable to shoot, and easy to clean. Only thing I haven't quite adjusted to is the long trigger pull on the first (double action) shot.

    I've had no FTF or FTE's. And neither has my wife. She will get stovepipes on her Glock 19 after shooting a three or four magazines as her hand tires out, but so far hasn't had that problem with the PX4.

    I've never shot an FNP, so no advice there. Hopefully, you'll be able to try one of each before buying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neophyte View Post
    If you can fit it in, get your Concealed Carry for you and the Miss'es
    Many good folks here with just as good thinking.
    good luck and follow up with your direction
    On the subject of CCW; does anyone know the actual cost of one here in New Mexico? I have heard everything from 100 bucks to 400 plus 200 every year to keep it? Some clarity on this issue would be really good.

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